CDC recommends Masks, social distancing to remain in classrooms for rest of school year

— The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending schools keep to the current COVID-19 guidelines, including mask-wearing and distancing, for the remainder of the school year as most students aren’t fully vaccinated.

The agency provided the update on May 15 to clear up any confusion by the public following its announcement Thursday that vaccinated Americans can go maskless both indoors and outdoors.

The CDC said it will update its guidance for schools in the coming weeks.

Although the agency’s guidance permits vaccinated Americans to go maskless, several states haven’t lifted their mask mandates, and officials are urging Americans to get their shots as soon as they can.